Chris Brooks is on the road in Moline, Illinois for a weekend of preparing Christians to give a reason for the faith we hold so dear. He will talk with Rick McGough a pastor with a passion for the local church to embrace apologetics as part of the discipleship process. Together, Chris and Rick will answer some of the tough questions our secular culture is asking. Grab a notepad and learn to effectively engage those who challenge our beliefs. It’s all ahead on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
Rick McGough is a pastor, author and speaker. While he was serving as lead pastor of New Life Fellowship in Moline, IL, Rick had a growing burden for the need for apologetics within the church. Recently, he and his wife Val left the pastorate after 34 years to begin the new ministry of Local Church Apologetics. Rick speaks on a variety of topics including faith & reason, creation vs. evolution and contemporary issues facing the church but his real passion is helping pastors incorporate apologetics into their church ministry.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.